A value of 'syslog' for the 'disk_error_action' parameter in 'auditd.conf' instructs auditd to issue a warning to syslog if an error is encountered when writing audit events to disk. If 'disk_error_action' was set to 'syslog', auditd always attempted to exec() a child process. Consequently, if a disk error was encountered (ie. a disk full error), auditd would attempt to exec() a null child process, and logging would not resume after the disk error was reported to syslog. In this update the child process is not called when the 'syslog' option is used, and logging continues as expected.